A Hole in the Door
June 14th, 2012 - Category: Behavior Advice
If you have kids you have probably had an experience like this. Someone gets mad and the next thing you know, there is a hole in the door!
Not only is this something that needs to be repaired but this is a great “teaching moment” for that child. We had an experience like this just the other day with one of our sons. He is 7 and is just a sweet kid. This is one of the rare times that he let his temper get the best of him.
His Mom experienced it all first hand and called me on the phone to let me know about it and to ask if I wouldn’t mind fixing the door. I told her that I would work on the door and also talk to him when I got home. She preempted my “talk” by telling me that he had already punished himself enough and was tormented by his actions. He was REALLY sorry. So I decided I would just give him a hug and tell him that these things happen and we can learn from the experience and determine never to do it again.
Today I got a message from him using the www.myjobchart.com message board system. It simply said, “Dad, sorry I broke the door”.
Yes, it melted my heart.
Check out this feature and maybe you can have a similar experience (hopefully, without the broken door … maybe just the nice note!)
Login as a parent- go to manage rewards- and watch the video tutorial entitled message board.
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